Mikaela Shiffrin received her 87th World Cup race on Saturday to interrupt the general report set by snowboarding legend Ingemar Stenmark.

The American triumphed within the slalom in Åre, Sweden, to turn into the game’s all-time winningest athlete.

“Fairly laborious to understand,” Shiffrin stated in her post-race interview. “My brother and sister-in-law are right here. I didn’t know they have been coming in order that makes it a lot particular.”

Shiffrin was in dominant type regardless of the historical past at stake. She beat Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener by 0.92 seconds, whereas Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson completed third.

The historic win comes on the identical resort the place she received her first ever World Cup race again in December 2012.

The 2-time Olympic gold medalist was emotional after breaking the report which has stood since 1989.

Shiffrin (C) won her 87th World Cup race in style.

“One of the best feeling is to ski on the second run as a result of you might have a lead and you need to be sensible” she added.

“I simply wished to be quick too and ski the second run like its personal race. I did it precisely how I wished and that’s wonderful.

“To the entire group and all of the individuals who have helped me this entire season and entire profession, all these individuals reaching out now in any case these years, it’s fairly unbelievable. I simply wish to say thanks for that.”

Breaking Stenmark’s report caps off a exceptional season for Shiffrin on condition that she didn’t decide up a single medal from 5 races on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and failed to complete in three of them.

She has now taken 13 World Cup victories to date this season, 4 wanting her personal report of 17 set in 2018-19.

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